Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Our main reason for visiting was so that my photographer spouse could hone his eye as he chose from scenic shots all around.him The good news for me is that they don't allow tripods in the garden, since the paths are relatively narrow and the tripod would create a tripping hazard.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
On my recent visit to Pennsylvania, I visited my favorite place in the state - Gettysburg National Military Park. Each time I visit, I find myself moved in ways that surprise me. The National Park Service is doing an amazing job of maintaining this hallowed place in the condition that existed at the time of the battle. There's a diorama created in 1884 that represents Pickett's Charge and high water mark of the confederacy.
In my family archives is a letter written by one of my ancestors who took part in various Civil War battles. But there's more than that connection for me when I visit Gettysburg. As I stand where Abraham Lincoln once stood and read the words of his address, I realize that the phrase "freedom is not free" is truth personified here on this hallowed ground.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
I've made a vow that, when those times crowd in on me, I'll take a moment and picture myself moving down the road, enjoying the clop-clop of horse's hooves, smelling the roses along the way.